Monday, 07 December 2015 11:36

Chris Gibbs appointed MD of BMC A/NZ


Former CA, IBM and Telstra exec Chris Gibbs has been appointed MD of BMC Software in Australia/NZ to lead ‘all aspects of building a strong competitive position for BMC.’

Reporting to BMC Asia Pacific President Gavin Selkirk, Chris Gibbs' appointment as new A/NZ MD follows BMC’s recent Exchange user conference, where the company unveiled its Digital Enterprise Management strategy – a set of IT solutions designed to help organisations make the transition to a digital business, from mainframe to mobile to cloud and beyond.

iTWire’s stories from this event include ‘VIDEOS: BMC advancing digital transformation, talking enterprise management’ and ‘VIDEO - BMC’s annual mainframe report: plenty of life in mainframes yet!’.

BMC APAC President Selkirk said: “Chris has more than 25 years’ experience in IT sales and sales management, which makes him the ideal person to lead one of BMC’s most important markets in the Asia Pacific region.

“As we continue on our high growth trajectory in ANZ, where many of our customers are transforming into digital businesses, building a strong competitive position for BMC with our new digital enterprise strategy will require strong leadership and an unwavering strategic focus.”

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Gibbs joins BMC from the Endace Division of Avago Technologies, where he was VP of Sales APAC and Japan (APJ).

Prior to that, he was VP of Global Accounts for Global Communications Service Providers (GCSPs) in APJ at CA Technologies. Other previous executive roles across the APAC and Australasian region include Concord Communications, IBM, Rational Software and Telstra.

Gibbs said: "I'm pleased to be joining BMC at what is an exciting time in the company’s history following its move to private ownership. The newly-unveiled Digital Enterprise Management strategy is attracting a lot of attention and has been designed to help our customers modernise, digitalise and transform their existing technology – this positions BMC as an industry role model with a strong competitive advantage."

Chris holds a Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Computing Studies from University of Canberra as well as a Diploma in Business Computing from University of New England.

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